Dr. Romero envisions sports activities in all brgys’ nook and cranny PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 March 2016 13:26

Sound Snipings

BY Jimmy Cabato

 

District 1 Congressman Celso L. Lobregat looks with disdain the act of enticing  policemen and soldiers to wear women’s footwear such as high heels and stiletto.

“I would never have allowed this during my watch,” Lobregat said after seeing pictures of policemen and male military personnel wearing high-heels in a walk spearheaded by the City Government of Zamboanga and the National Youth Commission in celebration of “Women’s Month”.

Lobregat described the act as very disrespectful and an insult to men in uniform. While adhering gender equality and activities promoting women’s rights, requiring our men in uniform to wear women’s high heeled-shoes in a walk/parade is disappointing.

Citing letter of invitations signed by Mayor Maria Isabelle G. Climaco addressed to various offices including various departments of the local government units, military and police, clearly Lobregat was taking a sound snipe on her.

Lobregat questioned the Mayor’s deviousness in asking for such an exhibit, “Since when is it a plight/struggle for women in society to wear high heels? (Such was the justification of Climaco in her letter). Women wear high heels because they chose to do so and nobody forces them to do it.  But to force men especially our soldiers and policemen to publicly wear high heels in a walk/parade is embarrassing and distasteful”. (DZT-fed)

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The posting of the Fleet Marine in Rio Hondo is seen to be a safety net for the coastal barangay and the city, too, against any invasion of different threat groups.

Defense Undersecretary Jesus Milan, who represented Sec. Voltaire Gazmin, in the simple innauguralrites, said the fleet marine detachment, costing some P74.8-million, will serves as comfort to the grief-stricken and traumatized people of Zamboanga following the siege in 2013.

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1-PACMAN, surges on in its intense bid for victory in the May 9 polls. Some two days back, the party list conducted a long motorcade in the city’s streets with the Zamboanga-bred movie idol John Estrada in the lead.

1st nominee of 1-PACMAN is business magnate Mikee Romero, owner/manager of PBA basketball team, Global Port/Batang Pier.

Not much known is that multi-awarded movie icon, Eddie Garcia is Romero’s step-father, who is fully backing him and even serves as his senior adviser, desiring for a sure-fire win of their party list.

Behind 1-PACMAN, in its fight for a congressional seat, are not only the Romero-owned top PBA team players; most other PBA mainstays are, to include multi-awarded MVP James Yap.

The party list lays claim to a solid-based tri-advocacy in Sports, Education and Livelihood, which Romero describes umbilically-joined. He explains, Sports develops strong physical and mental health in the youth.

Well developed in body and mind, students will naturally study well and learn more. And educated individuals could very well then easily seek employment.

Through sports, he continues, the youth can be distanced from vices, such as drugs, and gambling.

Only idle minds can be the devil’s workshop, he stressed.

To push for these advocacies, Romero offered, when sent to Congress, he will bat for the creation of the Department of Sports, to attend solely to the promotion of various sports programs.

He envisions to bring limitless sports activities to every nook and cranny of the barangays, including the littlest of them nationwide. n that manner, he foresees the discovery of athletes with potentials to compete in the international field, saying with that special department, funds will be readily available to implement his plans.

Funds, expertise and good handlers are all that is needed for that purpose, he concluded.

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Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is the preferred vice presidential bet in the Zamboanga Peninsula center, so shows a non-commissioned survey conducted by the Issues and Advocacies Center.

In the Pulsong Pilipino survey held from March 4 to 6, 29 percent of the respondents said they will vote for Marcos, while 23 percent chose Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Rep. Leni Robredo was third with 19 percent, while Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano got 14 percent.

Senators Antonio Trillanes 4th and Gregorio Honasan got 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

On Wednesday, Marcos brought his Unity Caravan to Mindanao.

His first stop was General Santos City, where he held a motorcade.

He met with local officials led by Mayor Ronnel Rivera and City Councilors Jeng Gacal and Brix Tan at the Barangay Hall of Lagao.

Marcos and his supporters then proceeded to Polomolok town hall where he was welcomed by Mayor Honey Lumayag Matti.

The senator also visited the Tupi Municipal Hall.

For the presidency, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte topped the survey at 31 percent, followed by Sen. Grace Poe at 22 percent, Vice President Jejomar  Binay, 19 percent and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, four percent. (TMT-sourced)

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Where does President Benigno Aquino 3rd truly stand on the Supreme Court (SC) decision allowing Sen. Poe to run for the presidency?

On Wednesday, he asked SC justices to clarify the country’s laws on citizenship after it made their ruling. One of the requirements for presidential candidates is that they should be natural-born Filipino citizens.

And you will recall, sources of Ex-Sen. Kit Tatad claim, an Aquino man has dangled P50 million to each magistrate who will be on the Poe side.

Well lookie here, to say this is a way of saying, “Come, go with the bandwagon. Poe is it!”

TMT wrote - “Aquino admitted that the SC decision will boost Poe’s candidacy.”

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Bullseye! With the SC ruling ordering the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to activate the four safety features mandated in the Automated Elections Law (AEL), postponement of the May elections looms. So spoke Comelec Chair Andres Bautista in reaction to the SC order. To activate the safety features, Comelec could not be able catch up with the 9th May polls, he said.

The procured Vote Counting Machines (VCs) - PCOS in another word - is incompatible with safety feature gadgets. A lot, he says, have to be done to re-program the VCMs to make them compatible.

Poll body members as they are - and lawyers, at that! - they knew what the AEL mandated, yet they ordered for inept machines.

Yesterday, in reaction to the incompatibility issue, this statement saw print here - “One likely valid reason only, cheating was a primordial obsession.”

SS today, with a bang, strikes oiut the word, “likely” and write -

 

One valid reason only, cheating was a primordial obsession.